I've tried many bowls of chia pudding, and to be honest I've found most of them quite unappetising.
I don't know why, but they either taste too much like coconut, or just plain bland.
Thankfully I've created my own version that I think has a combination of flavours, which are rather delicious and hard to go wrong by.
With a supple sweet base of maple, banana, vanilla & cinnamon, the ingredients marry perfectly with the chia seeds and additional toppings of nut butter & dried fruit.
This meal is surprising filling also, (but light in the stomach) and will carry you through to lunchtime, despite not having dense complex carbohydrates such as oats.
Love Alex, Ballerina Bites. xx
PS: Be sure to tag me @ballerina_bites so I can see your wonderful recreation!
1/2 small banana
3/4 cup mylk (or 1/4 cup mylk plus 1/2 cup of water)
1/2 tbsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp vanilla powder/ extract
Pinch of salt
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/2 the remaining banana, sliced
1 tbsp almond butter or nut butter of choice
Any other desired toppings- dried fruit, nuts/ seeds, granola or fresh fruit
In a bowl mash 1/2 the banana using a fork.
Add mylk, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla, salt, and stir until combined.
Now mix in the chia seeds.
Cover and refrigerate chia pudding overnight.
The next morning top with the remaining banana, almond butter and other desired toppings.
- Recipe updated February 2020 -